One of my favorite quotes from Theodore Roosevelt

“It is not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes up short again and again. Because there is no effort without error and shortcomings, he who knows the great devotion, who spends himself in a worthy cause, who at the best knows in the end the high achievement of triumph and who at worst, if he fails while daring greatly, knows his place shall never be with those timid and cold souls who know neither victory nor defeat”.

The Law of the Garbage Truck

“Many people are like garbage trucks. They run around full of garbage, full of frustration, full of anger, and full of disappointment. As their garbage piles up, they need a place to dump it. And if you let them, they’ll dump it on you. When someone wants to dump on you, don’t take it personally. You just smile, wave, wish them well, and move on. You’ll be happy you did.”

Courtesy: One of my fellow blogger in my company.

Risk your Life to Live your Life

The following piece of text is produced as it is from one of my company blogs.I am very thankful to its presenter.

To laugh is to risk appearing the fool. To weep is to risk being called sentimental. To reach out to another is to risk involvement. To expose feelings is to risk showing your true self. To place your ideas and your dreams before them is to risk being called naive. To love is to risk not being loved in return. To live is to risk dying. To hope is to risk despair, and to try is to risk failure.

But risks must be taken, because the greatest hazard in life is to risk nothing. The person who risks nothing, does nothing, has nothing, is nothing and becomes nothing. He [or she] may avoid suffering and sorrow, but he simply cannot learn and feel and change and grow and love and live. Chained by his certitudes, he is a slave, he’s forfeited his freedom.

Only the person who risks is truly free.”

~Dr. Leo Buscaglia

Java Environmental Variable Settings

Till date, I installed Java software hundreds of times.Even then I have to spend sometime(though very few minutes) troubleshooting and I don’t get it correct at first time.So decided to write down basic settings in this blog so that I can just refer this if at all I forget next time!

JAVA_HOME = C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.5.0_14\ [ to let know other apps like Tomcat, where Java is ]
CLASSPATH = . [ to look for class file in current directory ]
PATH = JAVA_HOME\bin [ to find tools like javac, java etc ]

Worst, Ok and now hopefully Good

This didnt seem to be a good idea counting all the experiences we had in the past 7 months of our stay.True that it is an improvement over the previous one but still it is not the good one. If I had to rate the last 2 , it would be “worst” and “OK”. That is why we decided to head for “good” from April.

JavaScript Timer function for session time out.

<script language=”javascript” type=”text/javascript”>
document.onkeypress= resetTimer
document.onmousemove= resetTimer
document.onmousedown= resetTimer
document.Onfocus= resetTimer

var timerId;

timerId = window.setTimeout(“timeOut()”,7200000);

function resetTimer() {
window.clearTimeout(timerId);
timerId = window.setTimeout(“timeOut()”,7200000);
}

function timeOut(){
// do something here

alert(“Your session is times out. You will not be able to continue. Please login again “);
var x=1;
if(x==1){
//do something here
}
}
</script>

Walked The Talk

There is pride in keeping our word to others and prove them that they can count on us!

And I am having that pride right now after keeping my promise to my closest friend.

Thank you very much AVBN.

Hurrah!!! Now I am debt free!

Bouncing back…soon!

Already one month turned past in the New Year.

This year I intentionally didn’t make any resolutions.But in my mind I am very much clear and aware of what one (yes…only one thing) thing I should do in this year for my own benefit.But I didn’t document it anywhere. After all, it is only one thing and my memory is not poor!

But if I review this year till now, I haven’t woke up at 5AM on any day. I am killing time like anything. I am getting too much into time-killing activities like playing computer games at home(I completely stopped touching book when at home), browsing too much on Internet.

BUT

Even if I make mistake and allow myself to be distracted, it is normal and natural and not the end of the world.Though it is painful that I have disappointed myself, I still can bounce back.

And I am bouncing back shortly to all my good habits which I paused temporarily.

As I read somewhere- Winners and losers will both stumble. The difference is, winners have learned to quickly get back up.

2007 in the hindsight

If there is one word which I can use to describe how 2007 was for me, it would be “UNCERTAIN” . 2007 was the year I spent much of time in uncertainty.

There were many good happenings like engagement(Feb-4) , marriage(Mar-29) , got new job offer(May-25) , started life with Sailu (Jun-24), role change(Oct-5) etc. Equally were the not-so-good things like couldn’t realize onsite dream, orthodontic treatment got discontinued, stuck at unwanted location etc.

I made few very good friends and happened to meet many assholes.Unfortunately number of assholes far exceeds number of good relations.

My Resolutions for 2007 were totally ignored, my onsite dream was shattered, my new job offer was expired and my wish to move to Hyderabad was unfulfilled.

My spending habits were positively changed and I became very disciplined spender.Started counting every rupee I spend.I have been able to keep my word to all my lenders and I got rid of most of my debt.

Personally 2007 has been a great year at least though I faced many unexpected debacles in my work life for which, I have to work for betterment in 2008.

Tirupathi Trip

Last weekend trip to Tirupathi has been a mix of emotions.

Here is why.

Tension : when we started at 6 PM to reach Majestic by 8PM. [Friday, 14-Dec-07]

Relief : when we reached Majestic at 7:55 PM and rushed to catch 8PM APSRTC bus to Tirupathi and finally got into it.[Friday, 14-Dec-07]

Excitement : when we started on pathway to wonderful Seven Hills.[1030hrs Saturday, 15-Dec-07]

Joy : when we finished all 3600 steps in 6 hrs.[1630hrs Saturday, 15-Dec-07]

Disappointment : when we counted on someone to get Kalyanam tickets for us.[1900hrs Saturday, 15-Dec-07]

Nervousness : when we were stuck in the queue for Free Darshan[2100hrs Saturday, 15-Dec-07 and through out the night]

Curious : when we waited in the queue from 5AM for the Arjitam counter to open at 8AM to buy Kalyanam tickets by ourselves.Uncle started waiting from 3 AM[0500hrs Sunday, 16-Dec-07]

Happiness : when we got the Kalyanam tickets.[0845hrs Sunday, 16-Dec-07], when we got return tickets to Hyderabad, when we had Darshan of Sri Kalahastiswara Swami, when we sold our Bangalore return tickets for 350/-, when we went out to shop in Tirumala.[1000hrs till 2200hrs Sunday, 16-Dec-07]

Excitement : when we started in queue at 8AM for Kalyanam.Reporting time is 10AM and actual performing time of Sri vari Kalyanam is 12PM.[0800hrs till 1230hrsMonday, 17-Dec-07]
Bliss : when I got the privilege to Darshan the Splendid and Magnificent Lord Venkateswara.Got 2 big and 5 small much-sought-after Prasadam Laddus and 2 vadas[1300hrs Monday, 17-Dec-07]

This is the third year in row I had the opportunity to visit the Holy Tirumala.In 2005, I went with mom and dad, in 2006 with Srihari and in 2007 with Sailu,uncle, aunt and bobby.

For all the above reasons, this trip will surely be memorable to me.